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Ambrose Burnside, c.1865


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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original wet collodion glass plate by Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries
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  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing


Taken between 1860 and 1865. United States
(Library of Congress)

"Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824 – 1881) was a senior American soldier, industrialist and politician from Indiana. Acting as a Union Major General during the American Civil War, following successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee, he was appointed by 16th US President Abraham Lincoln to march on the Confederate State Army in Richmond, Virginia. Burnside's reluctant appointment was soon followed by a disastrous failed invasion of the Confederate stronghold of Fredericksburg in December, 1862, which led to over 12,000 Union soldiers dead over a four day battle.

Following the American Civil War, Burnside entered the railroad building business and other industrial concerns, as well as three one year terms as the Governor of Rhode Island.

In popular culture, Burnside is remembered for his unusual facial hair, leading to the popular facial hairstyle sideburns, named in his honour.

Further coverage of the first Battle of Fredericksburg with eye witness accounts can be found on Unseen Histories.

– Jordan J. Lloyd

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


"[Portrait of Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, officer of the Federal Army]"

Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. More information about our prints can be found here.
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.